South Asia’s Map soon to be redrawn
Modi pre-empted the negotiation between the US and the Taliban in Afghanistan and its outcome. Now that the US is withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, the majority of the Afghan people will now be at the mercy of the Taliban, an outfit comprising of the mainly Pashtun people and handled by Pakistan.
The left or liberals as they are called today have their hands clutched around Modi’s throat. They have condemned Modi’s withdrawal of article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution that provided Kashmir a semi-autonomous status that denied the rest of India the right to own properties and settle in Kashmir.
The liberals are not dissimilar to the Islamist forces that thrives to take control of society and engage in development by implementing a regime of taxation and ethnic and religious persecution of minorities and women. Wherever the left has taken power, their regimes have been dismal failures. Not surprisingly, they fail in developing an economy as such but are quite successful in persecuting their minorities as was done to the Kashmiri Pandits who had to flee their homes.
Modi pre-empted the negotiation between the US and the Taliban in Afghanistan and its outcome. Now that the US is withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, the majority of the Afghan people will now be at the mercy of the Taliban, an outfit comprising of the mainly Pashtun people and handled by Pakistan. Whatever development that has been achieved and democracy planted will now be destroyed as the Taliban infiltrates the society with its poisoned philosophy of intolerance and mayhem.
More than 10 people have died in Afghanistan after the Taliban negotiation with the US was settled. However, in Kashmir so far, only one youth was reported killed. Despite this the liberal press, followed by Shashi Tharoor, are critical of India’s handling its own territorial disputes. Shashi Tharoor should explain to the world the failure of Kashmir to develop after 70 years of autonomous rule!
Interestingly, many of the commentators on Kashmir have ignored the impending threat of the Taliban, a creation of Pakistan. The current victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan means that the Pakistan’s ISI can now direct the Taliban to fight the Indian Army in Kashmir.
Had Modi not moved swiftly to have Parliament rescind Article 370 and declare Kashmir under central government rule, it would have been too late and the Taliban would have already been inside Kashmir.
The withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan only demonstrates that the US cannot dictate peace in the region. The US foreign policy that favored Pakistan has turn out to be a dismal failure. Instead of using the 30 billion dollars given by the US for development works, the Pakistanis used the money to create the Taliban.
Many of the critics of India’s handling of the Kashmir issue should now comment on the development in Afghanistan. Ethnic minorities and women are fearful for the life. These groups are denied their natural rights. Under Taliban rule such rights are non-negotiable. More so, the anti-Modi journalists are silent on atrocities committed by the Taliban in the name of Islam.
Prime Minister Modi has demonstrated that running a country is not singing “jai Krishna hare” and masking cowardice by narrating the heroism of Bhagwan Krishna. A government must always be proactive and that is what Modi has demonstrated. The Indian army has positioned itself to meet head on the might of the Taliban.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are frontier territory for Islamists. It is in their interest to keep Afghanistan and Pakistan unstable to complete their mission of Islamization of India. After 1000 years of Muslim rule, India is now poised to reclaim its territorial and cultural space.
The Islamic world has never been about the development of Pakistan. Pakistan is a military base (Dar ul Islam) to wage war on India (Dar ul Harb). Pakistan’s proxy war with India has failed over the years except for minor terrorist bombings and the throwing of stones at the Indian soldiers.
Now that the US has negotiated a withdrawal and the people of Afghanistan - the women in particular-don’t want the Taliban, the Indian army would have an easy task to supervise an insurrection of the masses in Afghanistan and Pakistan against the Taliban and the Pakistan Army. Baluchistan is already waging a separatist war with Islamabad. The Sindhi also want their independence and the Pashtuns are also keen on uniting with the Pashtuns in Afghanistan to forge a nation. Soon, the world will be witnessing a re-drawing of the map of South Asia.